WillRunForBeer (2195) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. 2013 Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Pours dark brown with a scant beige head. Aroma is molasses, chocolate, bourbon. The bourbon is forward in this, with chocolate, oak.
AirForceHops (5971) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Adam Jackson’s crazy vertical at my pad, in yet another 650 ml bottle. Aroma shows wood barrel and char malt with some leather and tobacco hints. Nice aroma’s.
Taste is a chocolate richness, mild roasted grain and finishing with bourbon and oak. Medium bodied with some low, creamy carbonation. Nice level of complex bourbon and awesome stout base. Really super smooth… I have never have had the 20 year but this is damn fine.
AdamChandler (4466) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black body like the other eclipse variants. nose is much sweeter than other variants with a touch of vanilla and brown sugar. Taste is nice. sweet, roasty and loaded with coffee.
barn0216 (537) - California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Creamy tan head. Cherry cigar aroma, sweet chocolate. Cherry bourbon, tobacco, wood. Awesome flavor, whiskey forward.
thomashall (627) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours black like motor oil. Strong bourbon smokey smell. Tastes of same with caramel notes. Great beer.
zvikar (4124) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of whiskey, caramel, chocolate, brandy, vanilla, wood, flavor of whiskey, wood, chocolate, zesty, medium to full bodied. Great
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
phenomenal brew with great balance and a myriad of things going on. so pleasing all around.
symmetric (71) - - SEP 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich nose with a fine level of bourbon. Chocolate, vanilla, and a sweet cream finish.
slowrunner77 (9620) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Definite and noticeable drop-off from the EC 18/20 year version, but still a great beer, if a bit overpriced. Sweet, with a touch of hops at the end. I’ve always really liked the base beer, and probably would like, but not love, this bourbon."
McNeillR (2168) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2014 Darkest brown and border of ruby highlight. Big fading tan swirlable head. Sweet marshmallow vanilla bourbon. Neat initial gleam of booze but an exhaust fumed wood and naturally creamy rise. Soft and almost cooling milky. Finish is a sweet soy and light bourbon burn. It hides a colourful barrel incredibly well, not busy or escalator layered. Just tremendous. Thanks Paul for the bottle, via a bloody beer club. ’Merica.